Johnston's Top Stories for Sept. 17 —21

Local roadwork, the father-daughter dance controversy, and crime reports headed up this week's highest-read stories on JohnstonPatch.


Sept. 17: [VIDEO] Why is Central Avenue Shut Down?

We began the week with a review of the work being done on Central Avenue — and why the road is closed to through-traffic.

Sept. 18:

Cranston's ban on father-daughter dances and mother-son baseball games got lots of attention on Tuesday — and our article on how Johnston has been holding "family dances" for more than a decade secured the top spot on our most-read list.

Finishing a close second was our video on the opening of Johnston's new dog park.

Sept. 19: RI State Police Arrest Log: Johnston Woman Arrested on Warrant

You know the "Drive sober or get pulled over" campaign? Arrests like these could be called "Don't skip your hearing, or jail you'll be fearing."

Sept. 20: Passenger in High-Speed Chase Faces Multiple Charges

The high-speed chase involving the son of a Scituate town councilman made headlines statewide — and our report on the passenger, an 18-year-old from Johnston who faces charges from four police departments, got lots of clicks on Thursday.

Sept. 21: RI State Police Arrest Log: Johnston Man Charged with DUI in Richmond

The State Police made a third entry on our top stories list this week with a report of a Johnston man stopped on I-95 in Richmond and facing a DUI charge.


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